Branding for Minishell
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Description

We have a project that's essentially Plasma for embedded devices and appliances, currently named "Minishell." We'd like to come up with a new name and some real branding for it so that we can advertise it more effectively.

Ideas for a new name:

  • Plasma Nano
  • Plasma Spark
  • Plasma Ion
  • Plasma Active (maybe we can revitalize that dead brand?)
  • Something different

Once we have a name, let's come up with a flashy logo for it, too!

ngraham created this task.Mar 10 2019, 4:39 AM
ngraham triaged this task as Wishlist priority.
rooty added a subscriber: rooty.Mar 10 2019, 5:13 AM

Plasma Nano is really cute haha
But I have to say I admire the symmetry of Plasma Ion

I vote for Plasma Ion

GB_2 added a subscriber: GB_2.Mar 10 2019, 5:17 AM

I like Plasma Ion too.

ndavis added a subscriber: ndavis.EditedMar 10 2019, 7:02 AM

I vote for Ion as well. It just sounds cool and it kind of make sense since plasma is ionized gas.

lydia added a subscriber: lydia.Mar 10 2019, 7:04 AM

Active is unfortunately burned. I wouldn't recommend using it.

paulb added a subscriber: paulb.Mar 10 2019, 8:28 AM

"Plasma Nano" is cute - I can imagine a cute Konqi going with this.
"Plasma Ion" is cool and goes with the trend started by Neon.

Hard decision.

"Pocket Plasma" - if only for the alliteration ;)

Plasma Mobile is already using the tagline "Plasma in your pocket" which suits the project really well, so I wouldn't go with "Pocket Plasma" because it could easily get confusing.

Nano, just as a word, seems like it would be easier to pronounce in different languages than Ion (because of the "io" sound - some will pronounce it as ay-oh, others as ee-oh...).

My vote here goes to Plasma Nano. :)

FWIW Plasma Nano is my favorite too because of how it rolls off the tongue: two words each with two syllables, with a vowel sound ending the first word and consonant sound beginning the next one.

GB_2 added a comment.Mar 13 2019, 4:12 PM

Yeah, it sounds great.

So... Plasma Nano?

@mart, what do you think?

Sorry for only just finding this task; Plasma Nano is my favorite, too :)

May be "Plasma particle" ?

@mart I'd love to get your opinion on "Plasma Nano".

mart added a comment.Aug 5 2019, 8:04 AM

for me the only two no no are plasma active and plasma spark (for the same historical reasons)

among the all, I think i like slightly more Plasma Nano, yeah.

Sounds like Plasma Nano it is, then. Thanks @mart!

VDG or KDE Promo folks, anyone wanna come up with a flashy logo?

ngraham moved this task from Backlog/Planned to Work in Progress on the VDG board.Aug 5 2019, 2:58 PM
manueljlin added a subscriber: manueljlin.EditedSep 28 2019, 1:44 PM

Since Plasma's logo has this triangle-like shape (>) that can mean greater/bigger than something, it can probably be inverted to mean smaller than regular plasma (so it fits with the Nano name)
for example:

Edit: still have the svg, if you want to play around with it

GB_2 added a comment.EditedSep 30 2019, 6:11 PM

Here's my proposal, similar to a "N" shape with the Plasma logo style:


SVG:

EDIT: Improved version

mart added a comment.Wed, Oct 30, 3:03 PM

Since Plasma's logo has this triangle-like shape (>) that can mean greater/bigger than something, it can probably be inverted to mean smaller than regular plasma (so it fits with the Nano name)
for example:

i LOVE the bottom-middle one

In T10597#206100, @mart wrote:

Since Plasma's logo has this triangle-like shape (>) that can mean greater/bigger than something, it can probably be inverted to mean smaller than regular plasma (so it fits with the Nano name)
for example:

i LOVE the bottom-middle one

Me too! Can we have this as the normal Plasma logo? 🤣